SoC Constrained Performance Modeling Engineer

Beaverton, Oregon, United States


Role Number:200447742
Do you have a desire to seek out and solve exceedingly difficult challenges rather than the easy ones? Do you grow with adversity? Do you believe that truly valuable and meaningful accomplishments are the result of pushing the limits of perseverance? Do you believe that a world-class team with relentless drive can surpass even their own high expectations? We do! But we also realize this job isn’t for everyone. What we do isn’t easy, but you don’t take the easy path! At Apple, products are holistically designed to deliver an unrivaled customer experience. SoC hardware, Systems and Software architectures are finely co-optimized and tuned for the highest performance and operating efficiency. The world leading multi-functional team of engineers that design these products rely on groundbreaking Constrained Performance Models to analyze and refine the architecture and implementation. The Constrained Performance Model is responsible for simulating overall performance and efficiency of Apple System on Chip (SoC) in the presence of electrical, thermal and reliability constraints and control systems. In this highly visible role as a Constrained Performance Modeling Architect, you will play the central role of driving the development of these simulators and collaborate with the multi-functional team of SoC, System and Software Architects to influence the design of future Apple products.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should possess a BS and 20+ years of relevant Power Architecture experience in addition to:
  • Experience in high-performance and low power microprocessor architecture and design techniques
  • Good understanding in control system application and behavior
  • Expertise in high-performance SoC power delivery and thermals
  • Excellent modeling and simulator development skills. Able to code in C, Python and similar programming languages


As a Modeling Engineer you will, • Build and maintain performance model under constrained power and thermals. Identify and prepare new workloads for analysis • Work with architects and design teams to characterize workloads. Find opportunities to optimize product targets • Work with control engineers to model and optimize the latest power, thermal and reliability control systems • Work with system design engineers to guide the design of form factors

Education & Experience

BS and 20+ years of relevant experience. MS or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred.

Additional Requirements